Almost a decade ago, Al Gore was presented with a question, "what are the drivers of global change?" Unable to immediately answer the question in full, he has continued to revisit the query, and over the last two years has researched, analyzed and produced a complex and comprehensive map of the forces that are shaping our world. The result is "The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change." While mapping the future is a risky undertaking, perhaps the only thing riskier is doing nothing.
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Coal boom could destroy Great Barrier Reef 2013-05-22T09:00-05:00: Australia's Great Barrier Reef is rapidly losing its coral, to the point that the United Nations may soon place the natural wonder on its "in danger" list. Climate change is one culprit, but so is the country's booming mining industry. Environmentalists warn that time is running out for the reef.
Sixty-four companies follow Wal-Mart's effort to reduce suppliers' emissions 2013-05-22T09:00-05:00: Wal-Mart partnered with the Carbon Disclosure Project in 2005 to measure its greenhouse gas emissions. Two years later, the company started urging its network of now more than 100,000 suppliers to disclose their sustainability performance, too. Others companies have followed its lead.